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Post by Duck » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:40 pm

The other day my wife and I were on our way to a visit with the grand kids. On the way there we made a couple of stops to run some last minute errands. One of those stops was at the local shopping center where I was greeted with this scene. I grabbed my camera and took this one singular shot before that break of cyan dissipated.

I know this isn't the most interesting shot, but then if it was too easy it wouldn't be a challenge, would it. Here's the dorpbox link;

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Post by Onslow » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:21 am

Some slight cropping to the left, wb adjustment and some other minor detail changes is all...

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Post by Duck » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:30 am

Awe 'cmon John, push the envelope. (6)
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Post by TomCofer » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:17 am

Not sure that I did your photo any justice Duck.
I thought it might be nice to see more detail in the buildings and parking lot, but in hindsight I think it only distracts from the colorful sky. Still, fun to play with and thanks for posting it.

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Post by Duck » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:09 am

I see your point, specially with the black and white version. However, even though the sky gets diminished to background status rather than principal subject, that black and white conversion is pretty darned good (for a rather mundane photo).

I think I am really liking this section of the site. It allows for experimentation and it lets me see the possibilities through someone else's eyes, which is always a good thing.

Which leads me to a question for both of you (Tom and John). How much was my initial edited post influence your view or your take on the raw file?
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Post by TomCofer » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:24 am

Duck wrote:I see your point, specially with the black and white version. However, even though the sky gets diminished to background status rather than principal subject, that black and white conversion is pretty darned good (for a rather mundane photo).

I think I am really liking this section of the site. It allows for experimentation and it lets me see the possibilities through someone else's eyes, which is always a good thing.

Which leads me to a question for both of you (Tom and John). How much was my initial edited post influence your view or your take on the raw file?

Hmmm, perhaps a good bit at least in the color edit. Makes me wonder what kind of results might come out of a post that contained only the download link. Might be fun to compare the OP's edit after others have gave it a go.
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Post by TomCofer » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:25 am

Oh, I did think about having a spotlight of some sort on the beer truck, making it the main subject. I just didn't have the time to try to figure it all out. :D
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Post by Duck » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:30 am

TomCofer wrote:Oh, I did think about having a spotlight of some sort on the beer truck, making it the main subject. I just didn't have the time to try to figure it all out. :D


Yeah... and it's a Yuengling! That's worthy of a spotlight :cheers:
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Post by Onslow » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:29 am

Duck wrote:I see your point, specially with the black and white version. However, even though the sky gets diminished to background status rather than principal subject, that black and white conversion is pretty darned good (for a rather mundane photo).

I think I am really liking this section of the site. It allows for experimentation and it lets me see the possibilities through someone else's eyes, which is always a good thing.

Which leads me to a question for both of you (Tom and John). How much was my initial edited post influence your view or your take on the raw file?

The B+W conversion is good but I'm not sure the subject lends itself particularly well for that. You ask an intersting question Duck. I don't think that I was influenced by your initial edit particularly. When I saw the dng, thats how I would have processed it if it was mine. I don't have lots of effects programs, just straight LR and PS CC. I blend my own effects, it's just this image didn't speak to me as anything bar what I did. :) Perhaps we just have similar editing tastes/styles? :cheers:

Duck wrote:Awe 'cmon John, push the envelope. (6)


I did... :lol:

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Post by Duck » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:12 am

Onslow wrote:Perhaps we just have similar editing tastes/styles? :cheers:



Hey, great minds think alike, they say... :doh:
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